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Posted: August 25, 2013 - 12:00am  |  Updated: August 25, 2013 - 1:20am

Hippotherapy

Blue Ribbon Riders, 987 Reynolds Farm Road in Grovetown, is taking applications for new riders and volunteers for its fall session of hippotherapy and adaptive riding lessons. New rider evaluations are Wednesday and volunteer training session is Monday. Call (706) 854-0644.

 

Blood drive

Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at the Grovetown Wal-mart, 5010 Steiner Way.

 

Thrift sale

Helping Hands Thrift Store, operated by the Columbia County Foun­dation for Children at 6347 Columbia Road, Appling, is open 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first Saturdays.

 

Meeting space

Three rooms of meeting space are available to community groups at no charge at Mosaic United Methodist Church, 478 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans. E-mail gerilyn@
mosaicumc.org, or call (706) 650-9187.

Choral Society

The Columbia County Choral Society is seeking singers. Rehearsals are at First Baptist Church of Evans. Call (706) 650-2311 or go to www.ccchoral
society.org.

Seat inspection

Safe Kids East Central Georgia conducts free child safety seat inspections on the second Wednesday of each month at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Substation, 650 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans. Call (706) 541-3970 or go to www.mcghealth.org.

 

Faith program

The Awakening Faith Program, at Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, Grovetown, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Awakening Faith is an adult learning and faith-sharing program that invites and outreaches to inactive Catholics and marginally active Catholics looking to reunite with their Catholic family or just to advance in their spirituality. Please contact: Mary Soparas at mary.soparas@gmail.com or Deacon Joe Soparas at joseph.soparas@gmail.com., or call (706) 364-9289 for more information.

 

Addiction help

The Mosaic United Methodist Church’s Celebrate Recovery program holds weekly sessions at the church, 678 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans. The women’s group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and the men’s group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. A Men’s Accountability group meets at 8 p.m. Mondays.
Call (706) 877-6468, or go to
www.mosaicumc.org.

 

Alzheimer’s groups

Three Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups meet in Columbia County.

• Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 5555 Hereford Farm Road: 7 p.m., second Tuesday each month. Call (706) 541-0085 or (706) 541-0185.

• Morningside of Evans, 353 N. Belair Road: 11 a.m., second Saturday each month. Call (706) 228-4709.

• Brandon Wilde, 4275 Owens Road: 7 p.m., third Tuesday each month. Call (706) 854-3519.

 

Marine League

The Marine Corps League Riverfront Marines Detachment 2 meets on second Thursdays at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1002 Carolina Ave., North Augusta, with dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Contact Paul Brewer at (706) 306-6667 or usmc1008@bellsouth.net.

 

Cancer group

The MCG Breast Cancer Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at MCGHealth Cancer Center, 1411 Laney-Walker Blvd. Call (706) 721-4109 or go to www.mcghealth.org.

 

Christian singles

Augusta Christian Singles meets at the Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to-Locks Road, from 7-11 p.m. each Saturday. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for guests. Call Barbara Nash at (803) 640-2075.

 

Orchestras

The Columbia County Volunteer Orchestra rehearses weekly. The Columbia County Youth Orchestra is in need of players. For more information go to www.columbiacco.org.

 

Ostomy group

An ostomy support group meets at 6 p.m. on second Mondays at
Barney’s Pharmacy on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta. Call (706)
798-5645.

 

Survivors

Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers, is available at (706) 787-4767 or myarmyonesource.com.

 

Women vets

The Women’s Veterans Club meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. Dues cost $24 per year. Call April Starks at (706) 868-5601.

 

Eyeglass help

The Grovetown Lions Club offers financial assistance for qualifying
Grovetown individuals in the purchase of eyeglasses. Write to Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813.

 

Volunteers sought

• The Grovetown Senior Center is seeking volunteer, licensed drivers with their own vehicles to deliver meals to shut-ins in the Grovetown area. Call (706) 210-8699.

• Regency Hospice is seeking volunteers. Training is provided. Call Nancy Browning at (706) 868-4422.

• Golden Harvest Food Bank is seeking volunteers to help sort donations in the warehouse. Call (706) 736-1199.

• Safe Kids East Central Georgia is seeking volunteers to help with events such as car seat and bicycle checks, and to lead ongoing programs that teach safety to children and teens. Training is provided. Call (706) 721-7606.

• Volunteer opportunities are available at the Columbia County Library in Evans. Call Jessica Thompson at (706) 863-1946, or e-mail jthompson@columbiacountyga.gov.

• The American Cancer Society’s Augusta chapter is seeking volunteer drivers for its Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to cancer patients. Call (706) 731-9900.

 

Hospital classes

Doctors Hospital offers a variety of classes each month. Call (706) 651-2450, or go to www.doctors-hospital.net.

 

Fire information

The Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County Unit, offers advice to Columbia County residents on whether their homes would be in danger from brush or wildfires. Call (706) 556-3962.

 

Help group

Celebrate Recovery meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at The Sanctuary Church, 302 Byrd Road, Evans. Call (706) 421-0089

 

Food pantry

Columbia County Cares Food Pantry has changed our days and hours. We are now open Monday Through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

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